February 21, 2010

Bruno Gironcoli, 1936-2010.

Austrian modernist sculptor Bruno Gironcoli has passed away. Trained as a gold- and silversmith, Gironcoli was perhaps best known for his "apparatuses", large, machinelike objects of polyester, aluminum, or bronze.

Holding a professorship at Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts since 1977 not only gave Gironcoli access to large ateliers in which to create his sizable, complex creations, but also the ability to work independently of the art market.

Awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1993 and the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 1997, examples of Girancoli's work can be seen here.

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